Confused about supplements? Nutrishop will be here today for the afternoon classes to answer your questions and pass out samples. Also, check out the post below from Coach Sean on the subject.
Supplements. I have been getting a few questions lately from many of our members in regards to supplements. Such as, “should I take a pre-workout?” ” What protein should I take?” etc. Many of us in the realm of health and wellness run into these questions often, and the main reason being, is that supplements are a dime a dozen. Let’s start with some history. In 1994 the Food and Drug administration, the governing body that inspects all our food products in the us for health and safety hazards, enacted the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. This act set out to clearly define what a dietary supplement was and by their definition it is “A product (other than tobacco) intended to supplement the diet that bears or contains one or more of the following ; Vitamin, Mineral, a Herb, etc.” (National Institutes of Health). While many may know about DSHEA , some may not know that this act allows for supplement companies to make new products and sell their products without FDA approval as long as these companies list the following statement on their labels.
“This statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease”
With this knowledge in mind, there are some staple supplements that have plenty of research, that i would suggest to any of our athletes at Moxie. The first is Creatine. Looking for some added strength? Then creatine mono-hydrate will do the trick (any other forms of creatine are just ways for supplement companies to get more money out of you). Creatine is an energy source for our muscles in very short duration exercise.
Second would be a solid post workout shake. It’s important to get in 20- 30g of protein right away to help those muscles rebuild! And, if it fits in your goals, it can also be a good idea to add roughly 50 grams of carbs to your shake (consult with a coach to help you decide if this is good for you).
Finally, I would suggest sodium bicarbonate. This acts as a Ph buffer for your blood; meaning you can go longer in workouts without the feeling of that terrible muscle pump.
If you have any questions let me know and I’ll be happy to answer them! And remember, be smart consumers and always ask questions! If something seems to be good to be true it most likely is!!!
WORKOUT OF THE DAY:
Romwod move of the week: Cross Shin 2min per side